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HopeHealth welcomes three new providers­­­­

on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

HopeHealth welcomes three new providers­­­­
From left, Dr. Supen Patel, Dr. John Culleton, and Melissa Felder, FNP

HopeHealth welcomes John L. Culleton, MD, and Supen Patel, MD, to the HopeHealth Medical Plaza and HopeHealth on Palmetto Street in Florence.

Endocrinologist Dr. John L. Culleton joined HopeHealth in early January. He serves patients at the Diabetes and Nutrition Institute inside the HopeHealth Medical Plaza in Florence.

Dr. Culleton earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and his Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science (with honors) from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and endocrinology fellowship at Winthrop-University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Dr. Supen Patel also joined HopeHealth in early January. He serves patients in the new rheumatology department at HopeHealth on Palmetto Street in Florence with Melissa Felder, family nurse practitioner, who joined HopeHealth in December 2018. Felder earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Francis Marion University and her Master of Nursing with specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner from Walden University.

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and his Bachelor’s in chemistry and biology from Houston Baptist University. Dr. Patel completed two residencies in internal medicine and fellowship training in Rheumatology at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Originally from Houston, TX, Dr. Patel has served patients in the Florence area for more than 20 years and is a volunteer with Ujjain Eye Clinic. He is a member of the Arthritis Foundation Board and has served as chairman of their South Carolina Leadership Council, as well as the annual Florence Arthritis Walk.

HopeHealth is one of 23 nonprofit, federally qualified health centers in South Carolina. We provide quality and affordable health care services to individuals in Florence, Clarendon, and Williamsburg Counties and infectious diseases services in Aiken, Clarendon, Florence, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg Counties. To become a patient, call 843-667-9414 or visit

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